Encouraging Kids to Enjoy Cooking with Saladmaster
With the summer holidays upon us it can be tricky thinking of activities to keep the kids entertained.
Cooking is a perfect activity that also helps children learn and develop new skills that will stay with them. Whether you are baking, cooking breakfast or making dinner, encouraging them to get involved and teaching them how to do it can be a lot of fun and a great way to spend time with your kids this summer.
Getting them involved in the kitchen and with the cooking can help encourage their creativity, they can use their imagination to explore new flavours, textures and cooking methods. It can also be a great way to help fussy eaters try new foods. When kids are involved in preparing food they are more likely to try new foods such as fruit and vegetables.
Cooking with Saladmaster makes it really easy to get children involved in the kitchen, it’s easy to use and as you do not need to add butter or oil it promotes a healthier way to cook at a young age.
Spending time in the kitchen with your kids can also encourage other activities such as the importance of cleaning your equipment and surfaces properly, designing and creating a menu or getting creative with laying the table.
To get you started why not try a recipe that is sure to be a hit with your kids and a lot of fun to make, our Yummy Tummy Pizza. Swap or add the pizza toppings for those you already have in the fridge or to suit your child's taste.
Yummy Tummy Pizza Recipe
2 teaspoons active yeast
3⁄4 cup water
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces tomato paste
4 ounces tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon honey
3⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
1⁄4 teaspoon marjoram
1⁄2 teaspoon basil
1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 carrot, shredded, use Cone #1
1⁄2 cup light mozzarella cheese, shredded, use Cone #1
1. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl. Stir to blend and set aside.
2. Combine flours, sugar and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. add yeast mixture and blend.
3. Lightly oil hands with a few drops of vegetable oil and knead mixture on clean surface into ball, cover and set aside
4. In a small bowl combine all sauce ingredients except cheese.
5. Allow sauce to sit for 30 minutes to blend flavours.
6. Preheat electric skillet to 300°F/149°C.
7. Lightly oil hands with a few drops of vegetable oil and, on clean surface, knead crust with the balls of your hands into a flat, 10" circle approximately 1⁄2" thick. You may need to lightly sprinkle the surface with flour to keep dough from sticking to the surface. Then use spatula and hands to place dough into electric skillet.
8. Spread tomato sauce evenly on top of dough.
9. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top of tomato mixture. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve.
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